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January 14, 2003
Smoking costs in California are nearly $16 billion annually, or $ 3,331 per smoker every year, according to a report by the UCSF School of Nursing Institute for Health & Aging. The healthcare costs alone would equal one-quarter of the projected state deficit, according to Wendy Max, PhD, co-director of the Institute for Health & Aging and UCSF professor of health economics.
January 14, 2003
Using a human gene, UCSF scientists were able to correct a defect in infertile flies that prevented them from carrying out a key step in the creation of sperm. The finding advances the effort to identify the genes involved in human male infertility, the researchers say, and suggests a possible target for a male contraceptive.
January 13, 2003
Diabetes management may improve when physicians use an interactive communication technique with patients. Unfortunately, physicians underuse this simple strategy, according to a new study, which appears in the January 13, 2003 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine.
January 10, 2003
* The University of California, San Francisco is one of the world’s premier health-sciences universities, a leader in biomedical research, patient care, higher education and public service. * UCSF is one of the top-ranked health-science institutions in the country in the award of federal dollars from the National Institutes of Health. The grants fuels research in such fields as cancer, heart disease, stroke, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV and pediatric illnesses.
January 10, 2003
UCSF Genentech Hall is designed for research in structural and chemical biology, as well as molecular and developmental biology and other fields. It is also home to UCSF’s Molecular Design Institute and the Center for Advanced Technology.  The building was conceived to encourage interaction between scientists in related disciplines. The fifth floor brings chemists and chemical biologists together to accelerate biomedical research and boost the effort to translate research insights into new drugs and other treatment strategies. 
January 10, 2003
The economy may be suffering, but UCSF's fund-raising campaign has now surpassed $1 billion to support scientific discoveries aimed at improving human health.
January 08, 2003
Contributions to the Campaign for UCSF, a seven-year effort to raise $1.4 billion for the University of California, San Francisco, have topped the $1 billion mark -- the first time a graduate institution in the U.S. has raised so much in a single campaign.
January 07, 2003
A 24-year-old Salinas man who mistakenly ate “Death Cap” mushrooms and was saved by a 4 am Christmas Day liver transplant at UCSF Medical Center went home to his family on Saturday, January 4.  Family members gathered from afar to help him, his wife—and a new baby on the way—to enjoy a combined Christmas and New Year’s celebration kept waiting for his recovery.
January 06, 2003
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce diabetes by 35 percent in women with coronary disease, according to a study of more than 2000 women. The authors do not recommend the use of hormones for disease prevention, but instead encourage further study of the effects of estrogen and progestin hormone therapy on metabolic complications.
December 19, 2002
Established in December of 1982 before a cause for AIDS was known, UCSF’s AIDS Specimen Bank has received over 184,000 deposits-characterizing the biologic history of HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay area-and has supplied over 200,000 specimen portions to researchers worldwide.

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